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Jefferson Health CEO: Health Care Is Always Changing And We Need To Embrace It

by Alicia Caramenico

October 10, 2017

Health care can be personal, local, lower in cost, and equitable in quality, according to Dr. Steve Klasko, president and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health in Philadelphia. But change is painful for institutions, for physicians, and for government.

Klasko believes major societal trends are pushing for change. Our job is to embrace it.

At Jefferson in Philadelphia, Klasko has led a high-quality academic health center to become one of the fastest-growing systems in the country—all in pursuit of re-imagining health care and higher education. For those who didn’t catch him onstage at AHIP’s 2017 Consumer Experience and Digital Health Forum, here’s his take on revolutionizing health care.